The Most Common Bearded Problems & The Solutions

The Most Common Bearded Problems & The Solutions

November 05, 2017 54 Comments

Being Bearded Has Its Pros & Cons

Having and growing a beard comes with many benefits and you likely already know why. The dreadful beard itch, constant dryness, brittle hairs, beardruff (beard dandruff), beard patches, discouragement from friends, family, or work staff, the stubborn wiry hairs, ungroomliness, etc. 

A great beard comes with great responsibility. It comes with a price. Do understand this...Effective knowledge about beard care is not mainstream; it's why you hardly see any quality beard care products on the stores' shelves. 

Here at HUSKYBEARD, it's our mission to give you the confidence and pleasure that comes from having the best beard possible. It truly makes a difference when you find the passion in cultivating a great beard.

Men are passionate about their beards, and rightfully so. It's every man's right to grow one, but not every man can. So be proud that you can experience this pleasure...and the struggles. We've done some heavy research to understand the everyday beardsman that may have a patchy beard or an ungodly itchy beard. If you find yourself saying yes to any of the below mentioned, no worries. We are here for you brother. 

Most men actually face these problems and aren't even aware that these problems are fairly easy to treat. Getting rid of these problems will have an immediate effect on the betterment of your beard. 

 

 

Top 5 Most Common Bearded Problems:

1.) "The Itchy Beard"

We’ve all been there..the discomfort of the unruly tingle during the day or when trying to get some rest. It can get to the point where shaving seems like the only solution. Unfortunately, this is what most guys do, especially the new beards.

  • Problem: USING LOW QUALITY TRIMMERS
    When you use a low quality razor/trimmer/scissors, the blade's material is full of microscopic jagged edges that rip off the follicles into tiny, splinter-like strands. As these hair strands grow, they eventually curl inwards and dig into the skin throughout your day. Remember, these follicles are thick which intensify the piercing, itching sensation.


    Solution: HIGH QUALITY SCISSORS
    The closer you shave, the sharper the edge of the follicle. This is why we recommend using a high quality pair of scissors/sheers that tidy up any loose strands while still preserving the hair's natural tapered edge. The hairs will then rest on the skin without the sharp pointedness which causes itch.

  • Problem: DRYNESS
    Especially in the upcoming colder season, your skin and beard will be more prone to dryness. And the longer your beard is, the more dry your beard can become.
    Use of any scalp shampoos or soaps on the beard also makes the dryness even worse as these products typically contain harmful chemicals like Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, which dramatically strips your hairs of its healthy oils. 
  • Solution: BEARD OILS

    HUSKYBEARD Beard Oil Collection


  • There are very good options to help with your skin and beard's dryness like Beard Conditioners and Balms as long as the ingredients are all-natural. But the most practical and enjoyable solution is of course your favorite Beard Oils. A Premium Beard Oil is the foundation for an awesome beard that you need to be equipped with, if you haven't already. The composition of the Beard Oil is why this stuff is so great. 

    What makes a great Beard Oil...well great is its ability to leave the beard feeling soft, smelling great, and without a loaded greasy feeling. There are hundreds of options to choose from so it may be difficult to find something special. The Beard Oils made at HUSKYBEARD are specially researched and developed with 5 of the best carrier oils available and include diverse scent profiles suited for every beardsman. We designed our collection to compliment the confidence and pleasure associated with being a beardsman.

2.) "The Uncomfortably Brittle/Coarse/Dry Beard"

The itchy problems with beards often come with the side effects of scraggly, split-ends and brittle, coarse, and dry follicles. If you get anything out of this, this is definitely something you want to handle.

  • Problem: Scalp Hair Products/Over-Washing the Beard
    As we've mentioned above with dryness, scalp hair products are not intended for use on the beard. Beards should be taken care of with high quality beard care products that nourish the beard. Another reason you may not have a soft beard is you overwash and strip all the oils off your follicles. It depends for everyone, but experiment with washing your beard 3-5 times a week to allow your sebaceous glands to produce enough sebum oil for moisture. 

    Solution: Beard Oil Use & Conditioning
    As stated above, a high quality Beard Oil gives your hair follicles an extra coated protection and the moisture it is thirsting for. You may also experiment with other brands' conditioners and natural soaps if you need more than Beard Oil. 

  • Problem: Split Ends & Knots
    Split ends are rough, uncomfortable and messy. A beard full of these split ends ruins the glorious potential of your beard. What leads hairs eventually fraying into splits comes down to the lack of sebum oil coverage from your sebaceous glands. Basically these glands produce this human sebum oil which protects the follicles from damage and dryness. When the beard gets longer, the sebum oil is not produced enough to distribute amongst the length of these follicles, which in turn create courseness, dryness, and split-ends. 

    HUSKYBEARD Grooming Kit Scissors and Brush

    Solution: Beard Oil, Beard Brush, & Scissors

    Seeing the pattern? Beard Oils are the solution for many of these problems but to specifically address the cause of split ends, it's important to use a Beard Brush to distribute your Beard Oil and sebum oils evenly amongst each hair follicle. The most effective material is the Boar Bristle and is regarded as the best because of its ability to exfoliate dead skin cells and collect stagnant oils to disperse them through each hair follicle. Simply put, the Boar Bristle Beard Brush is very effective for getting that well-groomed, kempt appearance. 

    A high quality pair of scissors can enable you to precisely cut these brittle ends as not doing so may cause even more damage in the long run. Whenever you see these stubborn hairs sprouting, it's very well worth trimming them off. 

3.) "The Patchy and Unevenly Grown Beards"

As you know, your beard growth rate, pattern, and coverage is largely dependent on your genetics. However, there are some tips and tricks to grow your beard to its maximum potential and a few ways to create the appearance of a fuller, even beard. 

  • Potential Problem: Insufficient Hormone Levels and Unhealthy Lifestyle Habits
    In general, you want to optimize all areas of your life and wellbeing. Unhealthy lifestyle habits like poor diet and lack of exercise will take a negative toll on your body. Specifically, these unhealthy lifestyle choices may drastically decrease your Testosterone (T) and Dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

    Scientific studies have found that these vital androgens (specifically DHT) have a direct effect on the development of desirable masculine characteristics, such as having a strong jaw line, deep voice, and even facial hair growth. 

  • Solution: Increased DHT Hormone, Optimized Nutrition Intake & Lifestyle
    A quick Google search on "how to increase dihydrotestosterone" will yield you many practical tips on how to optimize the production of this vital androgen. Increasing your T can also increase DHT by the conversion of T into DHT with the help of the enzyme 5-AR. 

    This is a bit of a double edged sword, however. DHT has been linked to the development of male pattern baldness which explains why bald men typically have badass beards. It's important to note that increased DHT will only affect your scalp hair if you are genetically prone to the male pattern baldness gene. So be wary of these facts and experiment at your own risk. 

    Eating healthier is no doubt something you should do. Eating your greens, drinking 2-4 liters of water daily, getting your protein, and being active will positively influence your natural beard growth production.

  • Problem: Unrealistic beard expectations & Impatience
    Many new beard growers out here expect to achieve a Viking beard within a month or two. An empire isn't built in one day fellas.

  • Solution: Simply put, expect to grow it out for longer than 6 months. And stop shaving, let the hair do it's thing.

  • Tip 1: Many beardsmen have found success using the topical hair growth treatment "Minoxidil" for their beards. We encourage you to try it after doing your research. Refer to this FAQ article we've written that explores common questions about this journey.

  • Tip 2: Use a Boars Bristle Beard Brush to straighten out the hairs for a more uniform appearance. This can create the illusion of a fuller/longer beard. 

4.) "Overtrimming and Overzealous Barbers"

 

I also relate to this. Walking into a new fancy barbershop and leaving with half your beard missing when you only requested a trim. It's particularly a ginormous pain in the ass. 

  • Problem: The reason barbers typically do this is because they feel like they have to compensate in their time and service towards their customers. Their occupation is to use their sheers and cut away, but when the requested trim only requires 3 minutes, they feel as if they need to extend their services by cutting more and more and more. 

  • Solution: Trim Your Own Beard
    It may seem scary at first, like trimming the pubes with a sharp contraption near your balls, clipping away your beard can be just as nerve-racking. The fear of cutting too much and having to shave it all off is unsettling, but it'll save you countless hours and money at the barbershop once you get the hang of it. With practice, it becomes easy, habitual, cost-efficient, and reliable.   

5.) "Ineffective Beard Products & Unreliable Remedies"

Far to many beardsmen spend a fortune on various beard products without ever feeling totally satisfied from them. Either the Beard Oils are too potent or contain ingredients that cause allergies, the combs pluck and strip away precious hairs, paying too much for low quality, etc. These guys are ultimately left unhappy after paying with their hard-earned money.

Trust me man, beard care can be pretty overwhelming at first. But the effects it has truly does make a difference. And once you get it taken care of, there's no going back.

I had to experiment with many different products, wasting hundreds of dollars that ultimately left me unsatisfied. Hence, HUSKYBEARD was born in order to make beard grooming as simple and as straightforward as possible. The goal is to give men the pleasure and pride of being bearded.

Don't you think it's time to stop settling with your beard and treat your beard better?

HUSKYBEARD Beardsmans Package

The Beardsman Package 

If so, we've specially curated this Beardsman Package to consist of the essentials that work consistently and reliably with a focus on beautiful design and master craftsmanship. This kit will take your grooming experience to the next level but NOT to its best potential.

Here's what you get:

- Premium Sandalwood Beard Combs ($30 Value)
- Premium Boar Bristles Beard Brush ($16 Value)
- 3x Beard Oils from current collection ($47 Value)
- Free Multifunctional Keychain ($10 Value)

Collective Value: $103
Current SALE Price: $59.99 + FREE SHIPPING 

If you're looking for to take your beard to the absolute best potential then...

HUSKYBEARD Ultimate Beardsman Package

The Ultimate Beardsmans Package

The Ultimate Beardsmans Package was developed to consist of essential beard care grooming tools that work consistently and reliably with a focus on beautiful design and master craftsmanship. This is the master kit that will transform your beard to its absolute best potential. We've specially curated this kit to include every single beard care product that your beard needs.

This huge bundle is the all-in-one solution for your dry, brittle, coarse, itchy, unmanageable beard. Simply put, you'll achieve your best beard you've never experienced before. 

Here's what you get:

- 2x Golden Sandalwood Beard Combs ($60 Value)
- Premium Boar Bristles Beard Brush ($16 Value)
- Barber Beard Trimming Scissors ($80 Value)
- 3x Beard Oils from current collection ($47 Value)
- 3x Additional, Unreleased, Beard Oils ($90 Value)
- Free Multifunctional Keychain ($10 Value)

Collective Value: $303
Current Price: $149.99 + FREE SHIPPING

HUSKYBEARD Ultimate Beardsman Beard Care Package Grooming Kit

 

Conclusion:

Our vision to give men the pleasure of having a better beard made us mad scientists, researching hundreds of ingredients and materials, identifying all of the misinformation out there, and constant trial and error. You don't have to go through the long research and experimentation like we did, we've done that part. 

Have a better beard fellas, by all means. We are simply the local barbershop that you can trust.

Here are some other great options for beard grooming kits and beard care sets:



54 Responses

lester
lester

January 07, 2018

Let it grow

Scott S
Scott S

January 07, 2018

I see you don’t sell beard balm or butter, why is that?

Kevin H
Kevin H

January 04, 2018

This is my first go at a beard. I hope I am successful

Chris Brown
Chris Brown

January 04, 2018

I have been growing my beard for 4 months now for the first time ever. It’s a little over 2 in in length and seams light it has just stopped growing is this normal? Or is this the best I’m going to get

Danny K.
Danny K.

January 04, 2018

Good Advice!

Joel D Crowl
Joel D Crowl

November 19, 2017

I have trouble with the length like my beard just stops growing no matter what I try.

Michael Phillip Jacobs
Michael Phillip Jacobs

November 19, 2017

My beard is very dry and unkept

Viknbeard
Viknbeard

November 19, 2017

This packed with problems and the answer to them also and the kit looks boss

OctoberGrow
OctoberGrow

November 18, 2017

I found that shaving with an electric razor for a week before actually beginning to grow a beard minimizes the itch when it starts. The itch is what had always deterred me from growing a beard.

Shawn hollen
Shawn hollen

November 17, 2017

I wash,condition,and comb and brush my beard but i have unruly hairs i cant get to lay down with the rest will oils help?

Shadez
Shadez

November 16, 2017

Great read! How do I get more length in my beard?

Eric
Eric

November 16, 2017

Love this blog

Brian Lewis
Brian Lewis

November 13, 2017

My beard gets knots and split ends alot. Do balms assist like Oils? Or should you use both. I know its for styling purposes just wondering if it makes a difference with split ends.

MAURICE BEASLEY
MAURICE BEASLEY

November 12, 2017

Great read. Cleared upsome things.

Kevin Griffin
Kevin Griffin

November 12, 2017

Need this

Emery Hayes
Emery Hayes

November 12, 2017

I need a comb

Jon Schmaltz
Jon Schmaltz

November 12, 2017

I have given up my dream of a gnarly beard on many occasions because I get frustrated that my beard is patchy and not full

Sean Brown
Sean Brown

November 12, 2017

Very informative. Now to change my routine and get this beard healthy.

Gary Nelson
Gary Nelson

November 12, 2017

Michael Kocen i have found that i low heat blow dry works well. I use coconut oil than dry it on low heat and brush straight down.

Gary Nelson
Gary Nelson

November 12, 2017

My issue is i still have not found a scent in any beard oil i have bought. Afraid to buy online due to i dont want to waste money on something i wont use..been using coconut oil for the past 8 months.

Robert Loper
Robert Loper

November 12, 2017

Thanks for the info.

Terry Teems
Terry Teems

November 12, 2017

Very useful info thanks for doing what you guys do

Jerome Brownell
Jerome Brownell

November 12, 2017

Thanks much for the info.

Mitchell Kocen
Mitchell Kocen

November 11, 2017

Any advice for a curly beard?

Sean M Castillo
Sean M Castillo

November 11, 2017

This article is very helpful. I’ve been growing facial hair, mustache, goatee or beard since is was 16 years old. I never knew that is could be cared for like hair on my head. Thanks

steven trousdale
steven trousdale

November 10, 2017

I use oils but need a good comb

charles hayes
charles hayes

November 09, 2017

eating a sandwich and not my beard

steven trousdale
steven trousdale

November 08, 2017

My beard grows thick instead of longer how I would like it to. Any suggestions?

steven trousdale
steven trousdale

November 08, 2017

My beard grows thick instead of longer how I would like it to. Any suggestions?

Lyle Lynch
Lyle Lynch

November 08, 2017

Using beard oil has really help me and my wife is happy too

Bryan
Bryan

November 07, 2017

Great advice

Joshua Berry
Joshua Berry

November 07, 2017

If you don’t have beard oils can you use a lotion?

Jason
Jason

November 07, 2017

Overtrimming makes me laugh. I’ve seen guys start snipping a little bit here and there, then finish up having to shave because they did so much damage.

Brett
Brett

November 07, 2017

Really like the the pocket comb and look forward to trying it out when I win the beardsman package.

Josh
Josh

November 07, 2017

I want a free comb

Tim
Tim

November 06, 2017

Thanks good information

ComicalJC
ComicalJC

November 06, 2017

Thanks!

Michael Pacella
Michael Pacella

November 06, 2017

Great tips!!

Joseph Triche
Joseph Triche

November 06, 2017

I would love to use these products but they are expensive.

Jeff frederick
Jeff frederick

November 06, 2017

Great advice. Thank you

Mitchell Kocen
Mitchell Kocen

November 06, 2017

Great advice! Thank you.

Tyler Brantley
Tyler Brantley

November 06, 2017

I have a real problem with the dry itchiness and it’s annoying but good to know that the majority of it is the shampoo I’m using.

Tyler Brantley
Tyler Brantley

November 06, 2017

I have a real problem with the dry itchiness and it’s annoying but good to know that the majority of it is the shampoo I’m using.

Edward Schulz
Edward Schulz

November 06, 2017

I really appreciate all the tips!

Magsteel
Magsteel

November 06, 2017

The neck part of my beard grows like wild wildebeest running from lions! That is his hard to contain! Help before it eats my face!

Mike budkey
Mike budkey

November 05, 2017

Can’t wait to try these out!

Stuart Surber
Stuart Surber

November 05, 2017

I will be trying the product soon

Mitchell Alref
Mitchell Alref

November 05, 2017

I’m still trying to figure out out to get the weird beard bend out right below my chin! It won’t stay straight.

John Hand
John Hand

November 05, 2017

I found the article interesting.
Would love to try the beard oil.
The sandalwood combs are very nice.

Willy Nelson
Willy Nelson

November 05, 2017

Thanks for the great tips. I looking forward to your new beard oils.

James Dunlap
James Dunlap

November 05, 2017

I always had itchy beard when I was younger.

Dale Foley
Dale Foley

November 05, 2017

Thanks

Bradley  Warner Jr
Bradley Warner Jr

November 05, 2017

Can’t wait to see how the products work

Joseph Strange
Joseph Strange

November 05, 2017

I have tried badass bard care,; how do these compare?

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